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Combination Sleep Apnea Therapy in Dunwoody, GA

Every patient has different needs and preferences, which is why there’s no perfect sleep apnea treatment solution that fits everyone to a tee. In some cases, oral appliance therapy may be enough to help you enjoy sleep of a higher quality; in others, CPAP therapy creates the results you’re looking for. There’s also a third option available with Dr. Jeff Rodgers: combination therapy. By providing patients with the best aspects of both oral appliance and CPAP therapy, patients can achieve better rest, better health, and a better quality of life overall. Contact our Dunwoody practice today to schedule your first consultation!

CPAP Therapy

Continuous positive airway pressure (more commonly known as CPAP) is a machine that relies on the use of a facial mask to constantly force air into the lungs of patients, keeping their breathing steady as they sleep soundly. CPAP has been used for many years with good levels of success, but there’s one significant problem – intolerance. Many people simply can’t handle using their CPAP on a regular basis because of the discomfort involved, as well as the jarring sounds and sensations involved. Because of this, they forgo treatment entirely, which puts them in danger.

Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is strongly recommended by both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) to be the first line of defense against snoring and sleep apnea. If your symptoms are of a mild to moderate nature, or if you’ve experienced intolerance to CPAP treatment in the past, a custom oral appliance can provide the relief and peaceful night of sleep you need in a much more comfortable and convenient fashion. By slightly shifting the jaw and holding the patient’s airway open, breathing becomes unhindered. Plus, the device is easy to remove from the mouth, easy to clean, and easy to transport when traveling or on vacation. However, some patients with severe cases of sleep apnea just can’t achieve the results they need with oral appliance therapy alone.

Combined Treatment

By combining CPAP therapy and oral appliance therapy, our team is able to help many sleep apnea patients achieve the ideal results they need. The techniques work in unison, creating a more comfortable experience overall. Without an oral appliance, patients would have to use their CPAP at the highest setting possible to achieve similar results, which can increase discomfort, dry mouth, headaches, and general non-compliance. Combined therapy allows for the CPAP to be set to a lower, easier setting that limits the noise involved, all while the patient enjoys the same great improvements in their condition. Plus, because they have an oral appliance available, patients can rely on it solely when traveling and avoid any dangerous gaps in treatment.

Should you consider combined therapy?

During your consultation at our Dunwoody practice, Dr. Rodgers will review the results of your sleep testing and discuss possible solutions with you in order to determine the best option. We usually recommend combined therapy when the following characteristics are present:

Benefits of Choosing Combined Therapy

We recommend combined therapy to our patients from Norcross, GA and surrounding areas for a variety of good reasons, including:

Contact Dr. Rodgers Today

Have you tried CPAP therapy and are unhappy with the results? Have you tried oral appliance therapy and haven’t achieved any noticeable improvement in the quality of your sleep? Combined therapy from Dr. Rodgers and his team here in Dunwoody could be right for you. Please contact us today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, we’ll review any past results from sleep tests, any past attempted treatments, and other important diagnostic information in order to determine whether or not combined therapy is the best answer to your dilemma. We look forward to helping you achieve a great full night of rest at last!